Rivers Cuomo stars in Japanese clothing commercial

ABC/Randy HolmesRivers Cuomo stars in a Japanese commercial for the clothing brand Uniqlo. The ad, which is streaming now on YouTube, finds the Weezer frontman strumming an acoustic guitar and singing in Japanese.

Also in the commercial is Cuomo’s Scott & Rivers band mate Scott Murphy. Scott & Rivers released their sophomore album of songs sang almost entirely in Japanese last month.

In other Weezer-related news, actor Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler in the hit Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things, sings and plays along to Weezer’s breakthrough single “Buddy Holly” on this week’s episode of Lip Sync Battle. You can watch a clip of the performance now on YouTube, and the full episode airs this Thursday on Spike.

Earlier this year, Weezer released a new single called “Feels Like Summer,” which will appear on the band’s forthcoming 11th studio album. The band will be hitting a few music festivals this summer, including Boston Calling, Firefly and Forecastle.

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